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Tracy
blogging and parenting from my throne {my comfy green chair}
Queen of the Castle {benevolent dictator}
Interests: Catholic faith, family, food, finances, fauna, flora, homeschooling, classical music, history, photography, Jane Austen, Downton Abbey
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Thank you Christine! I have had a busy couple of days and the kids have been using the computers for school.
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What is this life full of care, We have no... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pinewood Castle
Well, we will be united in prayer as members of the Confraternity! My eldest chose St. Joan of Arc and my second combine Sts. Maria Goretti and Therese of Lisieux. Come to find out - in the ambulatory of the Cathedral there is a stone from the castle wall where St. Joan was imprisoned (photo of this on smugmug)! She and her sponsor (also her French tutor) knelt there to pray afterwards. Such a special moment! Thank you for your kind words - it was quite the special day. We never quit laboring in some way over our children! Can't wait to see what you are up to with the sewing machine. All Saints costumes perhaps?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Confirma hoc Deus at Pinewood Castle
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The lovely Christine at Memories of a Catholic Wife &... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pinewood Castle
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quod operatus es in nobis . . . Last Saturday... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pinewood Castle
You are in my shadow - I hope I am not blocking the light! Our math journey might make an interesting post, though it's far from over!
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on September Passing By at Pinewood Castle
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My kids found these Family Circus comic books at Goodwill... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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This month has been full of everything under the sun.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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Have you ever noticed that most Jane Austen novels begin... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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How are you moms doing? Hanging in there? Although we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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As fitting today as it was when penned in 1915... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
I'm experimenting with some designs. Tell me how you like the latest one. Wish we could talk to him too, but we can pray in case he can intercede for us!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on On the Traditional Calendar at Pinewood Castle
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What is your favorite subject? Learning my alphabet. What activities... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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Today is the feast day of Pope St. Pius X.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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What is your favorite subject? I liked drawing animals What... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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What was your favorite subject? Science and history Activities? Cello,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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What is you favorite subject? Reading and writing. Not 'rithmatic?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
But in the long run, won't they be ever-so-glad we made them take Latin? All the experts day it will pay off eventually. So pleased you enjoyed this one - stay tuned for more!
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Just a different canned format Typepad offers the lowly $5/month customers! Photos aren't too big or unfocused - good for the vision impaired like I'm getting to be. Not sure if they really lack sharpness or I need to upgrade my monitor. Glad you enjoyed and hope you like the others too. We would LOVE to visit! February? We'd love to see you too!
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When certain subjects continue through the summer (like Latin and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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To show the kids our old stomping grounds! Where I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
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One picture in my mind but not on my camera... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Pinewood Castle
Thanks ladies! May I ask what sort of computer screen you use to view blogs? These pics do not look that great on my little Windows laptop screen, but much better on my husband's Apple Macbook. Just considering what might be on my Christmas list!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Where the Wild Things Are at Pinewood Castle
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And I love your blog too - and that your pace of posting about matches mine : )
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on August Daybook at Pinewood Castle
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There's a story behind that wooden fence. A very weedy one! The good thing is that my dh now works from home. And it's also a great feeling to be on the road to a firm financial base. Also good that this opportunity is temporary and will not be a permanent mode of working overtime like many families I know. But it will be a bit stressful and we'll need to lend our support to him for this time and let him know how much we appreciate his providing for us. The hope is in the end we can live closer to church and music lessons! And have more wall space to hang photos like the banjo and dancer ; )
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on August Daybook at Pinewood Castle
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